Details of Contact Information of SACS Chandigarh Officials

Contact No. 0172-2544563, 2783300


Name of Employee


Contact Numbers

Dr. Sushil Kumar Mahi

Project Director


Mr. Sunil Dutt Sharma



Mrs. Teenu Chopra


Dr. Jitender Dahiya



Mr. Sandeep Mittal



Mrs. Poonam Bakshi



Mr. Manjeet Singh Gulia



Mr. Sunil Panghal



Mr. Kamaljit Singh



Mrs. Ritu Sharma



Mr. Davender Gera



Mrs. Urmila



Mrs. Harinder Kaur

DA (M&E)


Ms. Neha Bhatnagar

DA (Admin)


Mr. Narinder Singh

DA (Admin)


Ms. Bandana



Mrs. Kiran



Er. Kanu Bhardwaj



Mrs. Birinderjit Kaur



Mr. Mahavir Sharma



Ms. Komal Saini

Procurement Assistant


Employees of SBTC


Mr. Gurpreet Kumar

Office Assistant



Mr. Kulvir Singh



The names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers:

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Name of the Officer


Contact No.

Dr. Suman Singh
Director Health Services
Chandigarh Administration, GMSH-16, Chandigarh

Appellate authority Director Health-cum-Chairman, Administrative Committee, Chandigarh State AIDS Control Society


Dr. Sushil Kumar Mahi
Room No.1,
Chandigarh State AIDS Control Society,
International Hostel, 
Sector 15-A, Madhya Marg,

Central Public Information Officer(CPIO)cum Nodal Officer for On Line Grievance

0172-2544563, 2544589, 2783300

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Category of the Post

Powers & Duties


Project Director

Overall In-charge of the programme

Policy issues at the State level

Planning, monitoring and supervision through field visits of all interventions

Monthly review meetings of AAP and Financial matters.

Human Resources at State & District levels-filling up of vacancies, preparation of training plans and monitoring the quality of training

Sanctioning funds for various interventions

Donor Coordination - quarterly

Liaison with other departments and sectors for mainstreaming

Other functions as illustrated in LoU

Ex-officio secretary of Governing body of SACS


Dy. Director


Implementation of the guidelines relating to STD service delivery the State

Ensuring good quality of service delivery in public and private sector

Ensuring good environment that provides confidentiality to patients

Linkages with TI NGOs, RMPs in villages, Ayurvedic Practitioners, Private Practitioners, Health facilities etc.

Ensure Collaboration with professional Associations and Departments of STI/PSM in Medical Colleges

Preparing and executing Training Plan of all personnel relating to STI

Intensive touring, review and monitoring

Planning, scaling up, monitoring and supervision of implementation of ICTC/PPTCT/HIV-TB programme in the state.

Make regular field visits to ICTCs in the state, especially to poorly performing centers.

Organize monitoring-by monthly review meetings of District Supervisors and quarterly of all Counselors of ICTCs.

Liaison with NRHM including RNTCP, JSS scheme etc. through monthly meetings

Training of counselors and LTs

Prepare projections of rapid test kits, consumables and prophylactic Nevirapine and their logistic management


Dy. Director (Blood Safety & Quality Assurance)

Implementation of Action Plan on Blood Safety in their states.

Development of Annual Action Plan on Blood Safety

Conducting supervisory visit and monitoring of Blood Banks

Liaise with State Drug Authority for licensing of Blood banks and renewal of license

To develop voluntary blood donation programme in the state with involvement of District Collectors, IRCS, NGOs, CBOs, Voluntary Organisations

To supervise the activities of State Blood Transfusion Council

Conducting Training programme for Blood Bank medical and para-medical staff on Blood safety and Laboratory services

To device system for implementation of External and Internal Quality Assessment Schemes

To liaise with States for External and Internal Audit of Blood Banks.

To assist NRL and SRLs for EQAS in blood banks and laboratories in their own states.

To submit quarterly report on Blood safety activities to NACO

Any other work as assigned by Project Director, SACS


Quality Manager (LS)

Quality Manager  functions as a “State Laboratory Program Manager”

Quality Manager is programmatically:

1.The Link between NACO & SACS.

2.The Link between SACS & SRL/NRL.

3.The Link between SRL & NRL.

4.The Link between SRLs & ICTC laboratories.

5.The Link between Lab Tech. & SACS.

Quality Manager in SACS is a system's link which will facilitate the co-ordination of every laboratory related activity at the state level.

To act as a focal person for lab services, in SACS.

Coordination of release of funds to NRLs and SRLs at the beginning of every financial year.

Maintenance of contacts of all NRLs, SRLs and linked centres of SRLs.

Maintenance of record and facilitation of workshops of NRLs and SRLs.

Facilitation of TA/DA of technicians for training and workshops through SACS.

Maintenance of record of lab technician training of the state in coordination with incharge ICTC.

Information on cold chain maintenance of kits in the state and facilities for the same in the state.

Maintenance of record of Kit stock position at ICTCs and blood banks.

Facilitation of linkage plan of SRLs with peripheral testing centres.

Maintenance of list of experts of microbiology in the state for consultation on technical issues.

Ensure annual maintenance contracts on laboratory equipment under use by the programme.

Facilitate proper complaint redressal on kits and maintenance of records of the same.

Awareness of all guidelines related to lab and blood safety.

Documentation of EQAS related to NRLs, SRLs and peripheral testing centres under intimation to NACO.

Any other special laboratory related issue which requires coordination with SACS.

To look after all activities related to CD4 testing, trainings & Logistics of kits.

To look after all activities related to EID testing, trainings & Logistics of kits.

To look after all activities related to Viral Load testing, trainings & Logistics of kits.

Any other work assigned by PD/APD,JD(BS&QA).

The QM must know the following statistical figures of the programme

1.How many State Reference Laboratories are there in my state?

2.How many total ICTCs are there in my state?

3.How many functional ICTCs are there in my state?

4.How many ICTCs are under each SRL of my state?

5.How many Laboratory Technicians are currently working in my states ICTCs/SRLs?

6.How many Laboratory Technicians vacancies are unfilled in my state ICTCs/SRLs?

7.How many trainings each Laboratory Technician must go every year?(either new/old LT)

8.How many modules are there to be taught to Laboratory Technicians in training program?

9.How many days training is conducted for ICTC Laboratory Technician?

10.How many training centers are there for ICTC Laboratory Technician Training?

11.How many training centers are there for Partec Machine CD4 Laboratory Technician Training?

12.How many training centers are there for CD4 FACS Count Machine training for Laboratory Technicians?

13.How many training centers are there for CD4 FACS Calibur machine training for Laboratory Technicians?

14.How many ICTC LTs are trained each month (monthly figure)?

15.How many ART Centers are there in the state?

16.How many CD4 testing Centers are there in the state?

17.How many CD4 testing machines are there in the state (location & type of machine)

18.What is the approximate CD4 test consumption of each CD4 testing lab per month?

19.What is the no. of patients tested each month at each CD4 testing center?

20.How many viral load testing centers are there in the state?

21.How many EID testing Laboratories are there in the state?



Ensure implementation of the operational guidelines and treatment protocols in all Govt. and Pvt. Facilities.

Annual Plan for CST: Sites for New Centres & Preliminary Assessment, Physical targets and budgetary requirements.

Release of funds and monitoring of expenditure to ART Centres CCC (through implementation partners, wherever applicable).

Procurement and supply of drugs required for management of OIs

Monitoring supply and consumption of ARV drugs, CD4 machines, CD4 kits, PEP etc. for NACO and regular reporting to NACO

Appointment of staff in new centres

Organizing training of personnel of ART Centres and CCCs and all hospital staff involved in patient care to reduce stigma & discrimination.

Monitoring of ART Centres, Link ART Centres and CCCs (including periodic visits)

Monthly meetings of Nodal Officers of ART Centres

Quarterly meetings of doctors of ART centers to review qualitative aspects of the programme

Review work of Regional Coordinators


M&E Officer

Supporting the development of targets and monitoring programme achievements on regular basis through the use of the dashboard indicators.

Ensuring that all reporting units in the state are using CMIS, Updating the CMIS masters used to register al functioning reporting units including blood banks, STD clinics, ART centres, ICTCs , NGO’s etc.

Establish a mechanism for timely and error free reporting to NACO; Flagging issues related to reporting protocols and software; Organise training

Responding to the information needs from NACO. Providing feedback to reporting units.

Supporting preparations of periodic reports.



Promote the involvement of NGOs/CBOs in targeted intervention / HIV / AIDS intervention programme

Plan and ensure the saturation of coverage of ‘core target and Bridge population" through scaling up of TIs

Conduct regular filed visits to Monitor the progress of the TI projects and facilitate the technical inputs to the NGO/ CBO partners from time to time.

Identify the training needs of each TI and facilitate programme in collaboration with TSU

Maintain regular liaison with all stakeholders (government, civil society/NGO and donors)

Monitor progress of TI as per financial and physical indicators

Conduct quarterly meetings with TI NGOs at state or regional level.

Periodic appraisal of the progress and reporting in the form of monthly reports.

In consultation with M&EO, maintain, update and retrieve database of information generated from  implementing partners.

Ensure the performance appraisal of TI project staff through implementing NGOs along with annual review process.


Dy. Director(IEC)

Assist in preparation of Annual Action Plan as per IEC strategy under NACP III and ensure its implementation

Assist in organizing development  of IEC materials, its dissemination and availability at different service points

Liaison with NRHM for possible convergence in dissemination of messages

Sensitize and engage media and health journalists on issues pertaining to HIV/AIDS.

Assist in advocacy of different stakeholders such as political leaders, Panchayats and other key influencers.

Undertake supervisory field visits to monitor and evaluate IEC programmes

Ensure production and dissemination of SACS Newsletter

Any other activity related to IEC as assigned from time to time


AD (Youth Affairs)

Create a youth profile in the context of HIV, keeping in mind their vulnerability factors

Design interventions for creating awareness for behaviour change and enhancing access to services

Implement specific district-based programmes for vulnerable youth at the community level

Mobilize support of multiple stakeholders like key Government Ministries /Departments, Corporate sector and Civil society organizations and establish systems that will sustain initiatives being undertaken

Coordinate youth programmes being implemented by donors, other Government Departments etc.

Monitor programme activity and achieve indicators laid down

Provide technical  inputs in preparation of the HIV related IEC for the Youth

Facilitate the formation of Red ribbon clubs in the State

Undertake field trips at district /village level to monitor the implementation and identify the gaps/needs.

Provide support to national initiatives on Youth

Facilitate in the implementation of the Link Worker Scheme in the districts

Coordinate with various State Youth agencies (Government and Non government) to conduct HIV awareness among the youth


AD (Civil Society Mainstreaming)

Coordinate with key Government Ministries /Departments, Corporate sector and Civil society organizations for mainstreaming HIV/AIDS into their policies and programmes

Provide technical support to the mainstreaming partners in preparing and facilitating implementation of their annual action plans by mainstreaming HIV/AIDS

Provide technical  inputs in preparation of the HIV related IEC for the Civil society and Mainstreaming

Provide support to national initiatives on civil society and mainstreaming Undertake field trips at district /village level to monitor the implementation and identify the gaps/needs.


Admn. Asstt.

Help Divisional officers in file maintenance, initiate correspondence and all other work entrusted from time to time.


Personal Asstt.

Assist officers in day to day work and all other work entrusted from time to time.



Driving office vehicle and ensuring that the vehicles are maintained properly



Dak distribution, support to office  and all other work entrusted from time to time.


Computer Literate Steno

Assist officers in day to day work  and all other work entrusted from time to time.


Divisional Asstt.

Help Divisional officers in file maintenance, initiate correspondence and all other work entrusted from time to time.


Stores officer

Assist AD (proc) in store related matters

Inventory control

Maintenance of registers/ records


Procurement Assistant

Help Ad(proc) in contract process,  file maintenance, initiate correspondence and all other work entrusted from time to time.



Overall responsible for financial management including budgeting, funds management, compliance with reporting requirement and audit of SACS.

Assist Project Director of SACS and have overall responsibility for all finance and accounts procedure

Develop financial capabilities and capacities in implementing agency to deal with the finance and account procedures

Liase effectively with NACO on financial matters

Advise the Board/Governing body on all financial matters especially on financial policy and strategic issues

Keep the Project Director informed about financial position and financial performance of the project

Preparation and approval of budget and financial projections/ forecasts

Ensure development of satisfactory financial and accounting policies and procedures for the project and its adherence to these policies and procedures

Ensure development and operation of a satisfactory finance management system for the project

Ensure that an effective system of internal controls is operational

Ensure smooth flow of funds to all levels of the project organisation, payment to various parties, and ensure adherence to service standards. Ensure effective cash management including short-term forecasting.

Act as Treasurer of the Society

Any other work assigned by PD


Finance Assistant/ Accountant

Major Responsibilities (reporting to Finance Officer)

Smooth and timely conduct of internal audit and statutory audit

Review reports of DACS


Smooth and timely release of funds to field units

Preparation and submissions of reimbursement claims

Complying with reporting requirements

Receipt and scrutiny of claims received from the DACS

Consolidation (through CFMS) for sending it to NACO

To carry out other tasks as assigned by management from time to time

The procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability.

The Project Director, CSACS is overall responsible for taking decisions including monitoring & supervision. For assisting the Project Director, Programme Officers are appointed for various components. Project Director has financial powers upto Rs. 1 Lacs.

Secretary Health is the Chairman of the Society. He has full power of Governing Body/ Executive Committee. Governing Body & Executive committee has full powers of finance as well as appointments.

For delegation of financial power as per NACO operational guidelines .click at the following link.**

1. Guidelines for Financial Management.


2. Monitoring is done as per Computer Management Information System (CMIS) of NACO.


3. Physical and financial Supervision is done on monthly basis (Monitoring Status.)

Norms set by CSACS for discharge of its functions: -

Guidelines for discharge of functions of various components of CSACS can be checked at the following links: -

1. Guidelines for Integrated Counseling and testing Centre (ICTC)

2. Guidelines for Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI)

3. Guideline for Antiretroviral Therapy (ART)

4. Guidelines for HIV Care and treatment of Infants & Children

5. Guidelines for Drop In Centre

6. Guidelines for Community care Centre (CCC)

7. Guidelines for financial management

8. Guidelines for mainstreaming HIV and AIDS for women

9. National Guidelines for CD4

10. National Blood Policy

11. Voluntary Blood Donation

12. Other guidelines


Rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records:-

1.Notification/ Letters


3.National Blood Policy **

4.Training module for Medical Officers on HIV care & Treatment **

5.HIV counseling Training Module Facilitator Guide **

6.HIV counseling Training Module **

7.Procurement Plan 2014-15 **

8.Procurement Manual for National AIDS Control Programme (NACP-III) **

9.Laboratory manual for Technicians **

10.Manual on Quality Standards for HIV Testing Laboratories **

** http://naco.gov.in/NACO/About_NACO/Policy__Guidelines/Policies__Guidelines1/

Statement of the categories of documents:-

The Statement of the categories of documents can be accessed at

1.Vacancies (http://www.chandigarhsacs.org/Vacancies.html)

2.Tenders (http://www.chandigarhsacs.org/Tenders.html)